Photographer's Note

This is the magnificent interior of Innsbruck Cathedral also known as the Cathedral of St. James (German: Dom zu St. Jakob). It dates from 1724 AD & was a radical departure from the more austere, Gothic styled churches of Tyrol at the time. The ceiling frescoes are by Cosmas Damian Asam from Bavaria.

"Trained in Italy, Asam was the first south German artist to employ the technique of optical illusion to project endless space. The cycle of four frescoes he created for the cathedral celebrate the life of Saint James, son of Zebedee, the patron of the church. In the main dome, Saint James is presented as a heavenly general with flag in hand, leading the Spanish Christian army against the Moors."

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